Ronald R. Hatch, Sr., was one of the founders of NavCom Technology, a John Deere Company, and is currently its director of navigation systems.
He has 30 years’ experience concentrated on high-accuracy applications of satellite navigation at NavCom and Magnavox.
Hatch received a B.S. degree in math and physics from Seattle Pacific College. He has served in a number of positions with the Institute of Navigation (ION) including chair of the Satellite Division and, in 2001–2002, as ION president.
He was the 1994 recipient of the Satellite Division Kepler Award and in 2000 received the Thomas L. Thurlow award from ION.
Hatch was profiled in the Inside GNSS feature, Human Engineering, January-February 2008.